Black Panther Jibbitz
Black Panther Party, original name Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, African American revolutionary party, founded in 1966 in Oakland, California, by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale. The party’s original purpose was to patrol African American neighbourhoods to protect residents from acts of police brutality.
- Black leather jackets, afros, and black berets were the unofficial uniform of the Black Panther Party.
- The Black Panther Party established more than 60 community assistance programs including medical services, free clothing and shoes, legal aid instruction, and a predecessor to Head Start.
- The average age of a Black Panther member was quite young, around 20 years old.